The Green Bay Packers designated rookie offensive lineman J.C. Tretter as eligible for returning to practice on Tuesday, the day of the deadline, his five-week window coming to a close. Tretter originally broke his ankle during the team's Organized Team Activities (OTAs) back in May. As pointed out by Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, "It doesn’t necessarily mean Tretter will play this season, but allows him a three-week window to practice with the team before needing to be promoted to the active roster or remaining on PUP." With an offensive lineman returning to practice, the Packers also released guard Bryan Collins from the practice squad, leaving an opening they can fill.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers acknowledged he doesn't have any pain throwing the football during his weekly radio show on Tuesday for ESPN radio affiliates in Wisconsin, but that doesn't tell the whole story about returning to action. "I think the biggest issue is not the pain at this point," Rodgers is quoted as saying by Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. "It is the risk of taking a shot like that and what it would do if [the collarbone] displaced. Obviously, I'd be out for the season and worried about any type of complications going forward." Rodgers also said he would have to be on the practice field at least two days before the game in order to play.
A feature on wide receiver Jordy Nelson appears at the Journal Sentinel.
Comments from the Packers' offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators are provided by FoxSportsWisconsin.com.
The health status of the Packers is checked into by columnist Michael Hunt at the Journal Sentinel.
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Brian Carriveau is the author of the book "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email email@example.com.
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